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Fourteen passengers and a driver received minor injuries when this bus left the highway near Slave Lake and ran into a wooded area. (Supplied: RCMP)

Fifteen people were injured after a passenger bus left the highway 20 kilometres southeast of Slave Lake Saturday.

RCMP believe a mechanical issue caused the bus to leave the road and drive into a wooded area at around 1:30 Saturday afternoon.

Fourteen passengers and the driver received minor injuries, with 6 people being transported to a local hospital before being released.